Vale Tommy Raudonikis 1950-2021

The great Tommy Raudonikis has passed away today, aged 70. The great halfback played 239 first grade games, 202 for Western Suburbs and 37 for Newtown, he also represented New South Wales and Australia. Raudonikis coached Western Suburbs from 1995-1999.

The inventor of the infamous call of 'Cattle Dog' in State of Origin, been a motivator for NSW in origin camps and one the most popular characters in rugby league.

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  • A little bloke with a huge heart

  • Such a great character of the game.

    RIP great man!

  • RIP- one things for sure he would've put up a brave fight.

    Such a huge hearted player and character to match.

  • "Cattledog".  RIP

  • One of the greatest characters the game has ever had and a  champion of a man . RIP Tommy .

  • A passionate Rugby League identity who left a lot to those who lived through his career. Too young to go at 71

    • If ever there was a definition of a "westie" Tommy does it. Great innings Tommy, well played RIP.

  • RIP Tommy, the worlds down a good man today.

  • RIP Tommy. A great character of the game.

  • RIP Tommy, when I started work back in 1987 my old boss used to play footy with Tommy out in western NSW before he went to Sydney and became Tommy. He always used to say whenever they were in trouble the call was to get the ball to Tommy and 9 times out of 10 he'd make something happen. Great character, and a sad day for rugby league. Condolences to his family.

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